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King Letsitsa III

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Motlotlehi Letsitsa III Moloi, (King) Letsitsa III (Born Seeka Moloi 10 June 1968) of Bakholokwe (also known as Bakholokoe, Makholokwe, Makholokoe, Bakhulukwe) is the King of the Bakholokoe in South Africa. He resides in Harrismith, Free State Province in South Africa, He is from the house of Chief Motaoana, Son of Chief Matsemela, who came from the junior branch of Bakholokoe. The Bakholokwe is a South African Tribe which traces its origin from North Western Cameroon, they are the descendants of King Tabane of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tl%C3%B4kwa_tribe Batlokoa). He acceded to the throne on 29th April in 2017. He is the son of King Sipho II, who was the son of King Letsitsa II. As with the custom from the African royal families, Morena Letsitsa III was raised by his maternally Grandparents the Msimanga Family in Thokoza a township in the Eastrand region (East of Johannesburg).During his early age while a teenager he got very involved with the struggle as many South African Youth that lived during the fight again Apartheid.

As per tradition when he was a teenage he attended Lebollo/Mophato (Initiation)so that he could learn about the customs of his people, learn the family ODE and oral tradition.

The descendants of the royal house of Motaoana in their order before King Letsitsa III are, (Phepa) Popa, Tsitsipana,Sipho I, Mokhofu, Mphatsisi I, Shaiwe, Thokoana, Lehasa/Letsitsa II. Morhena Letsitsa III was enthroned on April 29, 2017

He has 2 sons, Matsemela and Letsitsa IV

References[edit]


  • Moshoeshoe Chief of Sotho, Sanders (1975:209)
  • History of the Basuto – Ancient and Modern by Fred Ellenberger, (1992:199)
  • Casalis (1955:155) in the book entitled The Basuto gives a narrative about the way of life of the Basotho.

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